BUSY? You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are

  Busy? You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are Are You too busy? Well, maybe you are...some people certainly are! Hanna Rosin, writing in SLATE, talks about Washington Post reporter Bridgit Schulte's new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play when no one has the time.  BUSY "Busyness is a … [Read more...]


DON’T BE YOURSELF TONIGHT, WHATEVER YOU DO! Some years ago, I saw a great New Yorker cartoon. The New Yorker is a wonderful weekly, of course, and there are many exceptional articles in  each issue but the cartoons alone are worth the price of the magazine. A middle aged-couple is standing in … [Read more...]

Self-Knowledge led to political sucess for Kathleen Wynne

Self-Knowledge led to political success for Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario. It can happen for you too. (Not to be the leader of the Liberals! What if you are conservative or NDP!?) But you CAN be successful at whatever YOU want to be!   And she attributes her success to … [Read more...]

Self: Do we have only four emotions?

  SELF: New Research Says There Are Only Four Emotions Conventional scientific understanding is that there are six emotions (well six big ones, there are lots of diminutives, or variations on a theme), but new research suggests there may only happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and … [Read more...]

Self-esteem comes with self-knowledge and self-love.

Self-esteem comes from self-knowledge and self-love. There's no other way to get it. Here's a piece on Self-esteem by Helen Nieves writing on Psych Central. She's a Mental Health Counselor  who works in New York. She offers list of 14 ways that may help you to build your self-esteem and … [Read more...]

Settling for the wrong lover? Many people do.

SETTLING FOR THE WRONG LOVER? (BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND, HUSBAND, OR WIFE?) Mike Bundrant, writing on Psych Central, has a piece that briefly covers four main reasons people settle in love. (I'll take on each of these points in subsequent articles.) People do settle, he writes. "In one survey … [Read more...]

How to cope with anxiety from an expert

How to cope with anxiety--from an expert. Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, is a long-time sufferer of anxiety. In a piece called Surviving Anxiety he writes about holding down a high-profile, high pressure job while being anxious about...well a lot! (Photo: Jamie Chung) Stossel … [Read more...]

Are parents at fault for poor schools?

Are parents at fault for poor schools in the U.S. and Canada? Or at least partly to blame? President Obama spent some time in his State of the Union address recently, talking about education. There is always a great deal of talk about education, of course, but much less action by … [Read more...]

Procrastination: Caused by low-self-worth and other bad things!

Procrastination: Caused by low-self-worth and other bad things! Procrastination affects us all. About 84% of us suffer from it to some degree. For many, it stressful  and causes anxiety but for others it is a paralyzing affliction that can wreck lives.    Helen Nieves, writing in Psych … [Read more...]

Know Yourself. Do you know YOURSELF?

DO IT YOURSELF: KNOW YOURSELF. Are you, You? (I MEAN THE REAL YOU AND NOT AN IMPOSTOR OF SOME KIND?) Do you even know? Have you thought about it lately? (This is part 2 in our series on the self. Part one is below.) Self-Knowledge' is crucial to determining who we are and what we want on … [Read more...]